Republicans Have God On Their Side: How soon they forget

Monday, November 06, 2006

 

How soon they forget

Information compiled from the Washington Post, ?Congressional Sex Scandals in History,? and other sources.

10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation.

9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990.

8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank?s residence in the 1980s. Only two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to censure him in 1990.

7. Former Sen. Brock Adams. The late Washington Democrat was forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape, the first surfacing in 1988.

6. Former Rep. Fred Richmond. This New York Democrat was arrested in 1978 for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old. He remained in Congress and won re-election?before eventually resigning in 1982 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession.

5. Former Rep. John Young. The late Texas Democrat increased the salary of a staffer after she gave in to his sexual advances. The congressman won re-election in 1976 but lost two years later.

4. Former Rep. Wayne Hays. The late Ohio Democrat hired an unqualified secretary reportedly for sexual acts. Although he resigned from Congress, the Democratic House leadership stalled in removing him from the Administration Committee in 1976.

3. Former Rep. Gerry Studds. He was censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983. Massachusetts voters returned him to office for six more terms.

2. Former Rep. Mel Reynolds. The Illinois Democrat was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office.

1. Sen. Teddy Kennedy. The liberal Massachusetts senator testified in defense of nephew accused of rape, invoking his family history to win over the jury in 1991.

Comments:
I guess this is your way of responding to my challenge re: the current deviant congressmen and pastors, by pointing out that Democrats did the same thing in the 70's 80's and 90's.
Well, yes they did those things. Which makes another point of mine, about absolute power corrupting.

So, what? Don't elect Dems because Gerry Studds screwed a page in the 70's?

Guess we'll find out, since so many were elected yesterday.
 
And the President is?
 
He sounded good yesterday, actually, positive and contrite and intelligent. I hope now he doesn't have to pander to his 'base' he won't always speak like he's trying to explain to eight year olds.
I'm guessing he'll be a better president with an opposition to balance things.
 
As bad as I hate to give up a point..you may be right on the opposition thing. I do not agree with all that he or anyone else says. I am just sick and tired of having loud libs act like every person that has a different view is an idiot. Hence the overkill here.
 
Ok. We all live in glass houses, so stones are always dangerous.
 
I agree and think it is both of that are getting the shaft while all of the politicians are getting richer and we are paying them to do it.
 
How about that. We're on the same page.
Now: how to get the money out of the process, at least enough to make things fair, so that a man or woman with good ideas and some spine can get elected?
 
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